Sunday 26 November 2017

IAAS Buttons and Bows

This theme is 'Buttons and Bows' over at International Art and Soul so please come across and join us.

I used a Craft UK 8x8 scalloped card blank. The Papermill pink card was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder and the corners were rounded with a Carl punch. I matted it on to Papermill yellow card that also had its corners rounded. The yellow ribbon was bought in America about four years ago and it's the first time I've used it. My family couldn't believe how many rolls of ribbon I bought there, animal print, jewelled, satin, dotted, striped, you name it I bought it. So far I've used one strip of jewelled and this strip of satin. After wrapping the ribbon round the lower edge of the mat I stamped the Visible Image quotes on three separate pieces of coloured card, cutting the corners as before and added them to the upper part of the card with a Craft Box gem at the top corner of each. I raided my button box and added a few buttons to some of the embossed buttons.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Thankful Thoughts
Through the Purple Haze - Lace/Ribbon
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thursday 23 November 2017

MAWTT Christmas Animals

Come long and join us at Moving Along with the Times where the theme this week is 'Christmas Animals'.

My card blank was a freebie from a magazine a while ago, it's not quite kraft card because it has a sheen to it. I used Joanna Sheen's Signature dies of the shepherd with sheep and donkeys. After I'd cut them in white card I used my Promarkers to give the minimum of colour. After I'd placed them I used my John Lewis gold stones to add some texture and give them something to walk on! The sentiment and star were freebie stamps from a magazine and after stamping I mounted it on foam pads after edging it with Distress Ink. It was set at top left. Job done.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Animal Friends - Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Add Texture

Sunday 12 November 2017

IAAS Autumn Colours

The theme is Autumn Colours over at International Art and Soul so come along and join us.

I've used a 7x7 card blank by Craft UK and then used Brushos in various shades of orange, red, brown and yellow before spritzing with water to give little splurges of colour. When it was completely dry I used Imagination Crafts' Gilding Flakes in Red Gilt to give a few splashes of glitter. The main image is by Visible Image and was stamped in Memento ink before I tore round the edges. I used Distress Inks in orange and yellow round the torn edge and then raised it on pads to give depth. The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine and, again, it was stamped with Memento ink.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - No patterned paper
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Autumn
Allsorts - Colours of Autumn
Crafty Calendar - Autumn Colours
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes